WordPress oEmbed Providers

New Chart – WordPress oEmbed Providers

Rami Yushuvaev 0 Comments

Introducing the WordPress oEmbed Providers chart. The chart displays the total number of supported oEmbed providers for each WordPress version.

Source

The full list of supported oEmbed providers is gathered from the class-oembed.php and the default-embeds.php files.

The chart does not displays the number of Endpoint, it displays the number of Providers (each provider can have several Endpoints).

History

With the release of WordPress 2.9 in 2009, WordPress added a builtin support for the oEmbed protocol that allowed auto-embedded media inside the WordPress Editor by simply pasting the Media URL instead of the need to copy and paste the Embed Code. For security reasons, only allowed services are auto-embedded. Each WordPress version adds new providers (or new endpoint for existing services), and removes providers that are not longer active.

Insights

Both WordPress 4.9 and WordPress 5.0 supported the highest number of oEmbed Providers – 34 providers.

WordPress 4.0 and WordPress 4.4 added to highest number of oEmbed Providers. Both added four new oEmbed Providers to WordPress.

WordPress 5.1 removed the highest number of oEmbed Providers in a single WordPress version. It removed two oEmbed Providers.

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Rami Yushuvaev

I'm an entrepreneur, a web developer and a blogger. I’ve contributed code to each and every WordPress release since version 2.8. I am the Hebrew GTE since WordPress 3.3, responsible for the translation and the release of WordPress Hebrew version. And a core contributor for WordPress 4.4, 4.6, 4.7, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. I am also the founder of GenerateWP.com and several other WordPress related projects. I work mainly with Israeli startups, providing development services.

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